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Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Jan, 2020. 09:59 am
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Ukrainian plane crash

A Ukrainian plane Boeing 737-800 crashed in Iran. Over 176 people were onboard.

State news agencies reported that all people on board have died.

According to the local news agency, the aircraft crashed after take-off at 5:15 is local time from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. The plane belonged to Ukraine International Airlines.

The plane was heading towards the Boryspil International Airport in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

Initial information state that rescue teams have approached the location.

Head of emergency services in Iran Pihossein Koulivard reported to the local news agency, “The plane is on fire but we have sent crews..and we may be able to save some passengers.”

Given that Ukrainian President Volodymer Zelensky has canceled his trip to Oman after the incident.

Reza Jafarzadeh, the spokesman of the Iranian Aviation Organisation informed, “An investigation team from the national aviation department was dispatched to the location after the news was announced. We will give more reports in upcoming bulletins.”

The Boeing said that it was “aware of media reports” of the crash.

Note that at least 14 deaths were reported in a plane crash that happened in Kazakhstan, according to the officials.

At least 35 people, including eight children, were injured.

Officials had reported that over 100 people were on board.

According to an international news agency, there was dense fog in the region. The reason behind the crash is not known yet.

The plane was en route to Nur-Sultan (the country’s capital) from Almaty-the largest city of Kazakhstan.

Around 95 passengers and 5 crew were on board, according to Almaty’s airport.

The plane stroke a concrete barrier and crashed into a two-storey building after the plane lost height at 7:22 local time.

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